university Education & Research

Create partnerships with colleges and universities to cultivate future designers and construction managers while also creating third-party CMU advocates. Fund research to support codes and standards efforts.


Develop curriculum resources; manage research; leverage outside funding; engage advocates for codes and messaging


Identify partner schools in region; influence research and education tailored to regional priorities; provide local support and resources.

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Design Escapes
The CMU Checkoff Initiative was created by producers frustrated with continual loss of market share. That frustration was compounded when program ideas surfaced that could drive demand, but there was no way to fund multi-year, well-funded programs that would change outdated perceptions of CMU.

Promoting CMU

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